Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A little Raindrop

  • First and foremost, a little video. Blip.tv have a news clip giving us the first glimpse of Before the Rains. There are a few words from Santosh Sivan and an (extremely!) quick shot of Ms Ehle in character.
  • Pam Kragen of the North County Times reviews Oscar and the Pink Lady, which she describes as "a showcase for Harris' subtle talents - fluid gestures, spry physicality, sparkling eyes and a mellifluous voice" viewing which she describes as 'a reward in itself'. She also elaborates on the physical demands of the play, mentioning in passing that among other things, Ms Harris is required to 'curl up on the floor and spin pirouettes to the "Nutcracker" score'!
  • Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail meanwhile, talking about Michael Caine, indicates Ms Harris has another project in the pipeline, of which there is no mention at present on IMDb:
[...] Caine starts filming his latest movie, 'Is There Anybody There', at Elstree studios next week. Caine plays a retired magician who befriends a young boy, played by Bill Milner. Director John Crowley has assembled a fantastic cast that includes Anne-Marie Duff (fresh from her triumph as St Joan at the National), Rosemary Harris, Thelma Barlow, David Morrissey, Elizabeth Spriggs, Sylvia Syms, Peter Vaughan and Leslie Phillips. [...]

John Crowley is the brother of Utopia's set designer Bob Crowley. Small world!

David Morgan of FilmWad gives some info regarding the film's storyline, which seems to bear at least some similarities to Ms Harris' current project:

[...] According to Caine the film is "about a little boy of ten who lives in an old people’s home owned by his mother and father. And he keeps making friends and of course every time he makes a friend, the people die. So he gets a camera and a tape recorder looking for their ghosts." Caine plays an old magician who comes home to die and he helps [the boy] find these ghosts. [...]

  • Regarding Utopia's move to Moscow, Alexander Osipovich of The Wall Street Journal argues that staging a play about Russians in Russia has meant that while the play has been transported to another country, any criticisms of historical impenetrability have not. BBC Radio's The World has an audio news item on the new show, and last but not least, Brendan Lemon - official blogger for the Lincoln Center production - briefly mentions the Russian production on his website, LemonWade.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love that you called this post "a little raindrop!" :)